The process is named for French Nobel laureate and chemist Paul Sabatier, who discovered that hydrogen and carbon dioxide produce methane and water at elevated temperatures and pressures.
The Hamilton Sundstrand-provided hardware will be flown during shuttle mission STS-130, which is targeted for launch in late 2009. Hamilton Sundstrand will retain title to the hardware and ensure it meets NASA's space station safety and interface requirements.
The company has been the prime contractor to NASA for astronaut spacesuits since 1981.
This high-resolution video wall utilizes 72 Christie Digital Microtile displays.Under the contract, NASA will not buy hardware, but instead will purchase the water service.If the system does not work, NASA will not pay for it.His 1914 adding machine had the first now common place keyboard for 10-key calculators and numeric keypads. WASHINGTON -- NASA has awarded a sole-source contract to Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International Inc., Windsor Locks, Conn., for water production services aboard the International Space Station.Water is used on the space station for a variety of purposes, including drinking, food preparation, oxygen generation, electronic equipment cooling and hygiene.